MTV– Chelsea Settles is looking to make it in the fashion industry. So, she picks up and moves from her small Pennsylvania town to Los Angeles. The catch? At over 300 pounds, she is constantly reminded that the image and body centered fashion industry is a cut throat world. Another nagging issues seems to be that her weight is creating some health risks.

According to a press release from MTV, Chelsea will have “an opportunity to expand her social life by confronting the social phobias that have been holding her back. [She’ll have a chance] to take control of her weight in an effort to get healthy.

Although it’s just our opinion, isn’t it a little ridiculous that this woman’s weight is playing a factor in her ability to get a job in the fashion industry? Health concerns are one thing. And, we should all strive to live a healthy lifestyle. But, if you’re passionate about fashion and beauty, intelligent, and capable, shouldn’t those strengths speak for themselves? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Chelsea Settles will premier for a special hour-long episode, on October 11 at 11:00 pm EST.

Click below for the Chelsea Settles trailer: